A copper grater made by Ooya, this kitchen tool for garnishes and condiments receives rave reviews from professional chefs. A craftsman carefully fashions each and every blade by hand using a tool called a tagane and an iron hammer on a plated hard board made of pure copper. While requiring very little pressure, each blade finely slices through an ingredient’s fibers without crushing its cells, retaining aroma and creating a smooth, velvety finish.
Ooya is a long-established store, making and selling graters since its establishment in 1928. Copper graters of the type made by Ooya have a long history in Japan. A copper grater with the same shape and features as Ooya’s current product is featured in the Wakan Sansai Zue, an Edo-period encyclopedia compiled in 1712.
• 2.25" W x 3.75" L
• Copper-tin plating
• 1.8 oz
• Saitama, Japan